brian-mcgee - June 12, 2018
I really hate chastising our readers, but when Egotastic All Stars reader Dan J. from Montecito, CA wrote in asking me to remove Scarlett Johansson's "amazing nude scenes" from the context of that "unwatchable film," I have to take a bit of umbrage.
First things first, Dan, Under the Skin is not unwatchable. Quite the opposite. It's an atmospheric film with a hypnotic combination of imagery and music, and probably features Johansson's best performance.
Yes, she's nude a lot. Yes, she looks amazing naked. But that's not the only thing going on in this movie. I'm happy to remove them from the context of the film for you, but I am not willing to yield to your suggestion that Under the Skin is "unwatchable." It's a thoroughly watchable film, particularly if you're appropriately medicated for the occasion, if you catch my drift.
So here you go, Dan. Here's Scarlett Johnasson naked in Under the Skin, but I implore you to give the film a second chance. It's really quite a remarkable piece of science fiction cinema. I would put it alongside Ex Machina and Moon as one of the best science fiction films released in the last ten years. Yes, it's that good, and yes, you absolutely need to watch it again.